COURSE REGISTRATION INFORMATION
How to Add A Course
How to Drop A Course
How to Change From One Course To Another
What are Summer Course Load Limits
Course Registration Options (Audit, Repeat Option, etc.)
HOW TO ADD A COURSE
Students may add a course to their schedule by using the Webreg system http://webreg.rutgers.edu. Instructions for the Webreg system may be found on that site. Please note that students are normally only permitted to take a single course (and its associated lab if it has one) in each one of the three summer session terms. Taking more than one course each session is considered an overload, and requires special permission. See Course Load below for more information, or contact the Summer Session Office.
Students may add a course to their schedule from the start of registration until the last day of regular registration for the term of that particular course. Courses added during the Late Add period are assessed a $125 late fee and must be registered for in person at the Registrar's Office using a "Change of Course" Form. Webreg will not accept late regsitration course additions. Courses added after the start of the course will require the instructor's signature on a "Change of Course" form before the registration will be processed.
Some courses are listed as "by permission of instructor" and will require a special permission number to process the registration. Special permission numbers for a course are available either from the instructor or from the academic department of the course, and must be entered into Webreg at the time of registration.
If the student does not have the appropriate academic background on their transcript to meet the pre-requisite requirements of a course, the student will need to complete a Pre-requisite Override Form and submit it to the Camden Registrar's Office in order to register for the course.
If a course is closed due to maximum enrollment, students may contact the instructor for permission to add beyond the stop point. Instructors may accept or refuse students at their discretion and depending on limitations of equipment or safety rules. Permission is granted to students in the form of a special permission number that the student may then use to register for the course using Webreg. Verbal or email permission, or signed forms will not be accepted to register beyond the stop point of a course. Rutgers at this time does not maintain any waiting lists for courses or labs.
The bill for all courses the student is currently registered for is due at the earliest due date. For example, if a student is registered for a three credit first session course and a three credit second session course, the bill for six credits is due at the due date for the first session. To stagger payments, the student would need to stagger their registrations, making sure to pay for one course before attempting to register for the next.
Please note - if a student drops a section of a course and receive a "W" for that section, the student will not be able to use Webreg to add another section of the same course later in the summer. Contact the Summer Session Office for assistance in resolving that situation.
HOW TO DROP A COURSE
Students may drop a course from their schedule using the Webreg system http://webreg.rutgers.edu. Instructions for the Webreg system may be found on that site. NOT PAYING FOR A CLASS DOES NOT DROP THE COURSE! There is no confirmation of registration process in the summer. The confirmation of registration is payment for the course. Withdrawing from a course must be actively done otherwise you will be responsible for payment and will receive a grade. Please pay careful attention to the deadlines regarding refunds and academic penalty on the Summer Session Calendar. Any refund due for a dropped course will be processed by the Student Accounting Office in seven to ten business days in the form of a check, which will be held at the Student Accounting Office until the student contacts them with instructions. The Student Accounting Office may be contacted at 856-225-6021 for more information regarding refunds.
Courses dropped after the regular registration period may be done via written communication to the Summer Session Office. Such communication must include the student's name, RUID, the course information, and that the student wishes to drop the course. The effective date of the drop will be when the Summer Session Office receives the communication, not by when it was sent.
Courses dropped by the "Last Day to Drop with 100% Refund" deadline will not appear on the student's transcript and will receive a full refund of tuition. Courses dropped after the "Last Day to Drop with 100% Refund" deadline will appear as a "W" on the student's transcript, and will be refunded according to the Summer Session Calendar. A "W" grade does not affect the student's GPA and does count toward credits attempted, but not toward credits completed.
Changes to the student's total number of credits may affect their eligibility for Financial Aid, Veteran's Benefits, or other general eligibilities. Consult with the Financial Aid officer, Veteran's Affairs Office, or academic advisor for information about how dropping (or adding) a course might affect the student's status.
HOW TO CHANGE A COURSE
Students may change their Summer Session registration from one course to another (or one section of a course to another) using the Webreg system http://webreg.rutgers.edu through the end of the regular registration period. Instructions for the Webreg system may be found on that site. Students should, in general, DROP first and then ADD, to avoid problems with reaching course load maximums. The normal rules for Dropping and Adding detailed above apply. Adding a new section of a course for which a student is already registered will automatically drop the original section.
Course changes made during the Late Registration period as indicated on the Summer Session Calendar will be assessed a $125 Late Fee.
SUMMER COURSE LOAD
Because of the intense nature of Summer Session courses, students may carry no more than 4 credits in a 4-week session without special permission. Taking more than 4 credits in one 4-week session or more than a total of 12 credits over the entire summer is considered an academic overload. Requirements for taking an overload are as follows:
- 3.0 minimum GPA, 3.5 preferred.
- meeting times of the classes must not overlap.
- permission of the Dean of the college offering the overload course using the Overload Permission Form.
Additionally, the total overload credits may not exceed six credits at any time in any overlappping combination. Overloads with 4-cr. foreign language courses or laboratory sciences are not permitted in any combination.
Overloads between a 4-week and a 6-week course are permitted without special permission as long as the courses only overlap for two weeks and do not directly overlap in time. Taking two 3-credit courses which are both 6-weeks long each is not considered an overload as students would be earning 6 credits in 6 weeks. Online and off-campus courses are counted toward overloads. Credits taken at other Rutgers University campuses also count toward the credit total for purposes of determining an overload.
It is generally recommended that students overload only with courses they are already academically strong in. Doing overloads to raise GPA, or with repeat-option courses is strongly discouraged.
Workforce students, students on academic probation, and High School students are not permitted to take academic overloads.
For purposes of Financial Aid or other attendance level based queries, student status is defined as follows:
SUMMER ENROLLMENT STATUS (credits over the entire summer):
6.0 credits or more: Full Time
3.0-5.9 credits: Half Time (Part Time)
Less than 3.0 credits: Less Half Time (Part Time)
COURSE REGISTRATION OPTIONS
AUDITING A COURSE
Full-time Rutgers students may audit a course by obtaining permission of the instructor and subject to space availability in the course. No academic credit is earned in this manner, and audited courses do not appear on the student’s transcript. There are no charges for audited courses, and students are not required to complete the final exam. Online courses may not be audited. Senior citizens (those over 65 years) that are residents of New Jersey are also eligible to audit courses. Students should submit a hard copy registration form to the Summer Session Office to indicate their intention to take a course under the Audit Option.
PASS/NO CREDIT OPTION
Rutgers students and alumni who have completed at least 63 credits may be permitted to register for a maximum of one course in the summer, outside the general curricular and major/minor requirements, for credit on a Pass/No Credit basis. Permission must be obtained from the instructor and the Summer Session Office. The course is graded Pass (equivalent to an A, B, or C) or No Credit (equivalent to a D or F). The course grants degree credits toward graduation if the student passes, but does not affect the cumulative grade-point average whether the student passes or fails. The course must be designated as Pass/No Credit at the time of registration by entering a P in the course prefix area on the registration form, and this cannot be changed once the course has started. The course incurs all costs and fees as usual, and the student is expected to attend all classes and do all assigned work, including the final exam.
Certain courses within the Rutgers system do not carry college credit, but count toward the number of credits taken for attendance and billing purposes. Mostly these include college preparatory courses such as Basic Writing (50:350:099) or Elementary Algebra (50:640:041). They are indicated in the course listings by an "N" preceding the number of credits (Cr.N3), and by a note within the course text. Rutgers students registering for these courses should indicate an "N" in the Course Prefix field when filling out the the registration forms. Occasionally a special permission number is required to drop these sections - contact the Summer Session Office for more information.
Rutgers students may re-take a course in which they have received a grade of D or less in a course. The student may elect to retake the course paying for and attending the course normally. Upon completion, only the better of the two grades will be figured into the student's GPA, though both courses will appear on the transcript, and the student will only receive degree credit for the course once. Not all courses are eligible for the repeat option - see you academic advisor for more information regarding this option. When registering for a course under this option, enter an "R" in the Course Prefix field.